Giuseppe Maruccio, born on February 1978, is currently a Researcher at the Physics Department, University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) and carries out his research activities at the CNR-Institute of Nanoscience in Lecce. He graduated in physics (magna cum laude) in July 2000 at the Lecce University with a dissertation on “Quantum dot lasers.” Subsequently, he got his Ph.D. degree in physics in 2004 from the Lecce University working in the field of biomolecular electronics at the nanoscale. In 2005, he spent a year in the group of Professor Roland Wiesendanger at the Institute of Applied Physics, University of Hamburg, working on wavefunction mapping in quantum dots and nanoparticles by means of spatially resolved dI/dV images. He came back in Lecce in January 2006, where he has a permanent researcher position. His main research activities currently deal with molecular electronics/spintronics, scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopies, biosensors and lab on chip, and nanomechanics. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Coordinator of the European project SpiDME on Molecular Spintronics (http://spidme.nanophysics.it/public/). In 2010, he was the Chair of the International conference “Trends in Spintronics and Nanomagnetism” (TSN2010, http://tsn2010.nanophysics.it). Maruccio is an author or coauthor of about 70 publications among regular papers, review papers, and conference proceedings and invited contributions to book, encyclopedia, and patents.
Biography Updated on 20 January 2011